What is important to know during week 25 of pregnancy?

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At 25 weeks the fetus looks like a tiny baby. All the organ systems are formed but are not ready to function outside the body. The pregnant woman needs to be educated about the signs of preterm labor and well as to become aware of fetal activity patterns. It is also a time to consider enrolling in childbirth classes and to starting thinking about baby names and nursery arrangements.

It is important to know how your baby is developing in the womb during this time. Also, it is important to know about some of the risk factors associated with the 25th week of pregnancy, which include edema, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, and pre-term labor. Talk with your doctor about what to do in each of these situations and how they affect your baby. Additionally, you may need to scale back your workouts at this point, especially if you experience dizziness, breathing difficulties, or pain.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.